UM Allies

Mission Statement

The goal of The University of Montana Allies Program (UM Allies) is to promote a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. See the complete list to find an ally nearest you!

Goals of UM Allies

  • Identify and nurture safe people and spaces for LGBTIQ campus members by having "out" Allies.
  • Create visible support for the LGBTIQ community (via stickers & website).
  • Develop opportunities for heterosexual and gender-conforming allies to help.
  • Promote awareness of diversity issues, more broadly, on campus.
  • Recruit new Allies!
  • Reach "invisible"/vulnerable community members.

Upcoming Events

Queer Kitchen Table

Queer Kitchen Table is a space for LGBT+, queer, and two-spirit individuals to gather and discuss issues that are important to them. It will be a space for support and empowerment, as well as respectful discussion. 

  • Dates: February 7 | February 21 | March 7 | March 28 | April 11 | April 25
  • Location: The Branch Center
  • Time: 5PM - 7PM

2017 Trans Day of Visibility

Engage with members of the UM community and learn how to create a more inclusive campus.

Trans Inclusivity: How to be a Welcoming Community
University Congregational Chruch | 12:00 pm

Beyond the Binary: Understanding Gender as a Spectrum
UC 326 | 7:00 pm

Trans and Ally Dinner and Discussion with Dr. Rohr
Payne Native American Center Rotunda | 6:00 pm

Student, Faculty, and Staff Training

Thursday, April 20, 2017
University Center room 326
4:00pm to 7:00pm. 

We are offering one training during spring 2017. This training is open to all campus community - faculty, staff, and students to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the University Center room 326, 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Food and beverage will be provided during the training.

Click here to register for the training

2017 PRIDE Week

Monday, April 17th

Auditioning for Television and Film
11:00 – 2:00 PM
UC 326/327
Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup

Dealing with the Hard Text: a panel on how Bible-based Christians can move from judgement to full embrace of LGBTQ friends. Presented by Emmaus Campus Ministry and local clergy.
2:00-3:30 PM
UC 333

Tuesday, April 18th
Create your Own Stage and Screen Work
11:00 – 2:00 PM
UC 326/7
Sandwich Bar

Guess the Straight Person
2:00 – 3:30 PM
UC North Atrium

Vintage Hollywood Heroes Workshop and Costume Party
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
UC South Ballroom
Desserts and a meet and greet after the workshop

Wednesday, April 19th
Drag Race
12:00–1:00 PM
UC North and South Atrium

Thursday, April 20th
UM Ally All Campus Training
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
UC 326/7

Keynote Speakers: Rain Valdez and Trace Lysette
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
UC South Ballroom

Rain Valdez (model, actress, writer, and producer, as seen in Trans-R and Ryans) and Trace Lysette (actress, as seen in Transparent and Blunt Talk) will be speaking together Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 pm in the South Ballroom. There will be an opportunity for questions and a meet and greet following.

Friday, April 21st – Day of Silence
Wear your UM Pride shirt